A report from Acadia Center, Conservation Law Foundation, and Sierra Club highlighting the programs and policies that some Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states already have in place to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the region while at the same time emphasizing that to meaningfully lower air pollution much more is needed in each state in the near-term. This report makes clear that we need an all-hands-on-deck effort from government, utilities, automakers, and autodealers, and it lays out a full range of priority actions and policies to accelerate EV adoption.
Acadia Center’s coal-to-clean energy concept for Brayton Point describes how large scale energy storage and combined heat and power (CHP) can revitalize existing energy infrastructure to integrate offshore wind, optimize the operation of the power grid, and drive diversified economic development in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal value of six marginal solar PV systems in New Hampshire to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. By evaluating an array of configurations, this analysis determines that the value of solar to the grid – and ratepayers connected to the grid – ranges from 19-24 cents/kWh, with additional societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh.
A report detailing what's next for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) with the new federal requirements under EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) and existing state requirements.
Acadia Center’s recommendations for how CT DEEP can evaluate and select from energy sources – both demand and supply-side – that will likely be bid into its upcoming winter peak reliability procurement under Public Act 15-107. Includes original analysis and visualizations of energy efficiency issues, improved energy and peak demand forecasting, and greenhouse gas emissions impacts.
The Global Warming Solution Project's (GWSP) joint testimony on An Act relative to Clean Energy Resources (S.1757), An Act Relative to Promoting Energy Diversity (H.2881), An Act Relative to Energy Sector Compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act (S.1965), and An Act Relative to a Long-Term, Sustainable Solar Industry (H.3724) which was presented to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy on September 29, 2015.
Slides explaining the benefits of robust stakeholder engagement in energy efficiency planning and the main roles and responsibilities of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB).
Acadia Center reply comments in response to initial comments from New York State's Public Service Commission on the the matter of the implementation of a large-scale renewable program. Acadia Center supports a number of ideas expressed in the initial party comments and provide our own perspective on why private development of LSRs is most consistent with the state’s clean energy objectives.
Acadia Center's recommendations regarding CT DEEP's definition of weatherization in the statute requiring the state’s Conservation and Load Management Plans (“C&LM Plan”) to “include steps that would be needed to achieve the goal of weatherization of eighty percent of the state’s residential units by 2030.”
Acadia Center's comments on New York Public Service Commission's Staff White Paper on Benefit-Cost Analysis, issued July 2, 2015. The comments address discount rates, greenhouse gas prices, wholesale market price impacts, and oil prices.